Archive for October 14th, 2011

InlandPolitics: Hansberger mysteriously silent on SBIA


Friday, October 14, 2011 – 09:15 a.m.

Where’s former San Bernardino County Supervisor Dennis Hansberger these days.

A big question on the minds of many people.

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InlandPolitics: Political Indian Giver?


Indian giver defined: n. Offensive
One who gives something to another and then takes or demands the gift back.

Friday, October 14, 2011 – 06:15 a.m.

You can’t make this stuff up.


Sources tell that San Bernardino City Councilman Tobin Brinker now knows what employees, who work for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, feel like.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/13/2011 05:57:06 PM PDT

(The Associated Press)

A new state law ending a long-standing practice of fingerprinting food stamp applicants has drawn criticism from San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry, who said he will push to continue the practice in the county.

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The PE: ELECTIONS 2012: Wickman seeks congressional seat

Renea Wickman


Published: 13 October 2011 06:13 PM

Nonprofit founder Renea Wickman filed papers this week to run for Congress in California’s newly drawn 31st District.

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Published: 13 October 2011 05:29 PM

UC Riverside’s School of Business Administration has been listed among the best of the West in a newly published book by The Princeton Review.

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The Sun: OpEd: Brinker’s leadership deficit

Steve Desrochers
Posted: 10/13/2011 09:23:49 AM PDT

I came across a document titled “Pension Reform Proposal” that was apparently handed out by 3rd Ward Councilman Tobin Brinker when he addressed the Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 21.

This document restates his unrelenting desire to continue his attack on the pensions of city employees, both general and safety. In it, Brinker discusses the 122 employees that earn over $100,000 and how the city can save $1 million by reducing their incomes another 9 percent, by forcing them to cut their personal budgets even more.

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The Sun: Colton appoints police chief

Steve Ward

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/13/2011 04:15:47 PM PDT

COLTON – Steve Ward was selected at permanent police chief Thursday, after six months with an “interim” in his title.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/13/2011 11:56:05 AM PDT

Airport panelists on Wednesday talked about how to communicate with San Bernardino International Airport staff, but before setting policy, they decided it would be best to talk about it again later.

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Wes Woods II, Staff Writer
Created: 10/13/2011 06:20:08 PM PDT

CLAREMONT – City officials said they believe the Claremont Police Officers Association is demanding favorable treatment in their contract negotiations after the association had charged the city with unfair labor practices.

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Jon Fleischman

Posted by Jon Fleischman at 11:15 pm on Oct 13, 2011

Yesterday in Los Angeles at an event with famed philanthropist and felon Michael Milken, Governor Jerry Brown said that he would soon be releasing details of his own pension reform plan, adding that his proposal will include a constitutional amendment and by necessity be put in front of the voters for approval. This comes on the same day that legislative leaders announce the formation of a special committee to review the issue of reforms to the public employee pension system. It is worth noting that the six-member legislative committee that has now been magically formed is stacked with four pro-union votes, thus guaranteeing that no policy recommendations will come from the committee that are not signed off on by the bosses at California Teachers Association, the Service Employees International Union,

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Money & Company
Tracking the market and economic trends that shape your finances.
October 13, 2011 | 3:20 pm

California will sell $2 billion in bonds next week, and the state probably will have to pay significantly more to borrow than it did three weeks ago.

That may lure more yield-hungry individual investors to the securities.

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By Dale Kasler
Published: Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

CalPERS expected to harvest a fortune from lush fields of chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir.

But like many of the pension fund’s big-time real estate deals of the past decade, the pension fund’s investment in the wine industry turned sour.

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By Peter Hecht
Published: Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A

Venture capitalist Steve Berg figured he had an unassailable business model.

Berg’s San Francisco firm, the ArcView Group, was pledging to find “angel investors” for startups offering products and services for California’s $1.5 billion medical marijuana industry.

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Politics Blog
Posted By: Carla Marinucci | Oct 13 at 3:47 pm

Citing a lagging economy and “dramatically polarized political environment,” the head of California’s pioneering Center for Governmental Studies – which has provided research and analysis on Golden State governance and campaign finance for nearly three decades — says it will close Oct. 20, according to emails obtained by the Chronicle.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 13, 2011

BEVERLY HILLS – Gov. Jerry Brown said this afternoon that he will propose pension changes requiring a constitutional amendment and a public vote, though he declined to discuss them in any detail.

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On politics in the Golden State
October 13, 2011 | 1:15 pm

The ability to contribute to your favorite California political candidates will soon be just a text message away, after the state’s ethics agency took a step Thursday to bring campaigning into the 21st century.

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October 13, 2011 | 5:25 pm

The state Fair Political Practices Commission continued to weigh whether to allow candidates and committees to ask their donors to give more to replace millions of dollars that is probably lost in what the chairwoman called “the greatest campaign treasurer fraud in the history of the country.”

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